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if the administration believes by raising taxes we can get ourselves into solvency, he is simply incorrect. mitt romney talking about the tax issues how to back out of this situation was awesome. >> i don't know if they believe this helps economically with us verses them redressing the wrongs for those who benefited the most until four years ago. >> we have seen this obama's touting the buffer role with the minimum tax for millionaires that is one-tenth of the spending how will that six anything he has already created? it is the rhetoric joe biden maybe consistent of tax hikes but 1 trillion is tame for what they have proposed. simpson bowles was a $5 trillion tax hike 1 trillion is less than they want to see. charles: i don't know what comes next. by embracing. >> next week neil cavuto is live with the vice presidential debate 8:00 p.m. eastern. dear lohan a behind bars for protesting the keystone pipeline but now out of jail and here to explain. a high school girl bullied for wearing the mitt romney t-shirt. her teacher led the way. what happened to free speech? charles: a philadelphia lead at -- s16
's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> you hear mitt romney pivoting talking about the real unemployment rate at 11%, so i -- i guess that's his pivot coming off the unemployment rate yesterday. randi, why does all this matter? as you mentioned off the top, the economy by far the number one issue with americans. take a look at this, from our cnn/orc international poll. we did it about a week ago before the first debate but i don't think it will change people's perceptions. by far the economy remains the top issue on the minds of americans. it's been that way since late 2007 when the u.s. economy went into a recession, and how do americans feel about which candidate is doing a better job on the economy right now? they were split going into the first debate. we'll take a look at polling coming out that was conducted after the first debate. again, right there, can you see that number. that 48%, that really says it all. the economy is the most important issue on the minds of american voters, and what's the most important economic issue, jobs, randi? >> which is why there is so m
. >> the president talked about his health care plan, and mitt romney said my health care plan will do the same thing. >> i do think there's an issue here of whether something has to give. again, you can talk about fact checkers. simpson and bowles, i spoke to them and romney praises them. the math doesn't add up. somebody has to give. you have to specify where the deductions are. you can't increase defense spending, extend the bush cuts, 20% on top of that, and just say, no, it's going to be ok, we'll grow our way into it. that does raise a fair amount of scrutiny. >> sure. i think that's legitimate. first of all, romney has said to the degree they can't get the loopholes closed in congress, he'll reduce the tax credit. that he'll stick to the principle that it will pay for itself. there's a general argument over whether you should count economic growth. simpson and bowles don't count economic growth. two harvard experts said higher growth. third, romney has an energy plan which expanding american oil and gas. the royalties alone are worth $750 billion a year to the federal government. fourth, look
'll tell you after the election. you're attacking romney for the same thing. >> i want to talk about the gas prices. one thing that was striking, speaker gingrich, is what some were arguing about the actual numbers. jack welch made a lot of headlines with a tweet that said, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so they change the numbers without any substantiation. he was on "hardball" with chris matthews and this is how he explained it. >> i've reviewed 14 businesses this week. from restaurants to widgets. i have seen everybody with a third quarter equal to or weaker than the first quarter. in order to get 873,000 new jobs, you would have to have a g.d.p. going at 4% to 5%. the second quarter was downgraded from 1.7% to 1.3%. the third quarter is not going to be very strong. it just defies the imagination to have a surge larger than any surge since 1983 a month before the election. i leave it to you to do all the analysis. >> one of the most important ceos in america. formerly of general electric. does this ring true? >> well, it rings true to
spend mitt romney. lou: when you talk about the gorilla there, it's not just union money, but ground forces going to work. are you satisfied that governor romney has a sufficient ground force ready to meet what will be a daunting ground operation on the part of the president obama? >> well, i don't know state-by-state, but i have talked to some of the people involved in some of these states who are old political hands and know what's going on. in ohio, they are already blowing through the 2004 bush ground game metrics with one exception -- voter registration. you have -- neither party's done a good job on registration this year. yeah, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, i mean, all the reports you hear from people paying close tension to it is that the ground game is big, massive, and strong on the republican side, and let's be honest, it's going to be big and massive on the democratic side as well. enthusiasm will be higher on the republican side. that's the way when you have a out party, they are energized in a close contest. you have to have mechanics, the mechanical things going on on bot
to vote for mitt romney and is taking a lot of flak for it. i'll tell you as a latino on cnn talking about being pro-romney, i get a lot of hate myself. stacey, stick to your guns, speak your mind. be true to yourself. people have died so we have the freedom to speak our mind and to vote our will. it was martin luther king jr.'s dream, the reason john lewis got beat up. be yourself. vote your conscience. and, folks, we are a nation of tolerance and we value diversity and different opinions. >> that's great advice. now plug your twitter so you can get more criticism. how can people reach you? >> @pete dom nic. >> i think biden is way cooler and going to get the youth vote. i think where biden differentiates himself tomorrow is showing how he's worked in a bipartisan way naming all the different times as a senator, a vp, that he's worked specifically with republicans to get things done. i think that's where obama differentiates himself also. i think romney and ryan are going too much partisanship. i think the one who wins the independent is a candidate. i'm really going to work with people a
of it. the fact is there. romney's been talking about conditions. the president and the vice president have said they're coming home 2014. >> why did vice president biden hammer paul ryan tonight on the issue of him requesting stimulus funds for his district? i get that he caught him in a little bit of hypocrisy, but he's not realistically criticizing paul ryan for having asked for funds that the democratic side maintains has worked well? >> here's paul ryan criticizing the stimulus package, how terrible it was, deepening the deficit. then he makes personal requests for his own congressional district. that's a matter of record. i don't think paul ryan looked very good at the end of the day. he believed that stimulus plan was going to create jobs. that's exactly what it did. >> senator, this is ed. i don't know if pressure is the right word or not, but joe biden went in to this debate tonight. he had to accomplish something that maybe wasn't done in last week's debate. you being a veteran of the senate, i know you've known joe for a long time. was there any doubt in your mind that he wa
. what has been going on. mitt romney scored talking about the overall economy while even if you want to say it is better that does not mean it is good. what do you say? >> well, a challenger always has the luxury of saying, i can do it better, maybe they character maybe they can't -- maybe they can, maybe they can't, but if a president said this is the choice, no question that governor romney is an be abled, but he wants to take the middle class where i think most don't want to go. under president obama things are getting better than they were. if you want to follow more tax cuts and more benefits, vote for him, if you want to continue the course of president clinton built -- i mean president obama, vote for him. neil: quickly, a certain book that is out by your successor arnold schwarzenegger. he talks about a lot of affairs, i am wondering how he had time to be governor? >> you know, i'm not an expert on arnold's personal life. i like him as a person. i amy -- i have not read the book, i wish him well, i like maria and the the kids, i hope they find a way to move on. neil: much of
of people have pointed out what a liar mitt romney is and was last night. i mean, if he was talking, if he was speaking last night, he was lying. look, mitt romney had a good night, but, you know, even, you know, a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then. >> it's the old classic a broken clock is right twice a day. >> so the argument is that president obama was so shell-shocked, i guess he got up there on the podium he was so shell shocked he couldn't believe the lies coming from mitt romney he didn't know how to respond for two hours. >> that's ridiculous. >> don't you think the voters would prefer the president's team to say you know what? he had an off night. he overprepared. underprepared too busy being president. mitt romney a liar that's the best you can do. >> maybe mitt romney did really well. congratulations to you. i can't wait to get to october 16th when we can try this again. >> you thought so much of the primary season mitt romney was running to the right of the party saying he was severely conservative all of these things he was saying to say how conservative he was. he
was saying before and what john has been talking about both here and elsewhere, which is how the romney plan reducing taxes, regulation, cutting spending, will result in a better america and a better life for the american people. >> yeah, dagen, if you were to go get an interview for a job in any business, you would not go in there and sit during the interview trashing the guy that had the job before you. you would try to sell your potential boss, here's what i bring to the table, what i would do, if you hire me to this job. that's the same thing when you're running for office. yet both these guys, maybe they never interviewed for a job, i don't know, but they just want to trash the other guy, and we had 90 minutes of mitt romney being mostly positive about what he would do. and he shot up in the polls as a result. he should make all his commercials that way and the next two debates the same thing. let obama a fester in his own problem. dagen: but is president obama in a tough situation about talking that way about himself in the next debate because of his record over the last -- >> that's a
. >> let's talk about that approach and get to the bottom of this disagreement. governor romney says he will not increase the deficit with his tax cut, will not increase taxes on the middle class, so is he saying that if he cannot come up with enough loopholes and deductions, closing the deductions to pay for the tax cuts, which amount to about $5 trillion he will scale them back? >> what he has said, george, he is going to cut tax rates across the board by 20% and offset those cuts with eliminating deductions and loopholes for the upper income families. >> but there aren't enough deductions to pay for that. >> for the middle class families. you can pay for it. there are six studies that say you can do that. you can broaden the base and lower the rates. that would foster economic growth, and we've done that in the past. there's one study that says that you can -- that uses the word assume or assumption 68 times by liberal think tank and that's what gibbs and others point to. >> if it does turn out that the deductions do not make up for the cost of the tax cuts, does governor romney say
minutes away. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney both talking money today. campaign funds, as a matter of fact. president's people announce they set a record for their campaign in september, bringing in $181 million. we will get you now to central florida. live pictures there, you're looking at. it is a mitt romney rally near orlando. romney's campaign says his performance at wednesday's debate energized donors who bumped romney's coffers more than $12 million in the past 48 hours after the debate. >>> new developments to tell you about in the deadly meningitis outbreak. the cdc says the death toll has risen to seven people now. 64 people in nine states have contracted meningitis linked to steroid injections into their spines. the plant where the contaminated steroid was made has been voluntarily shut down. >>> a north korean soldier says he killed his platoon and squad leaders before defecting to the south. south korean soldiers along the demilitarized zone heard the gun shots before the soldier crossed the heavily armed area between the countries. more than 2,000 people
tools for the sears craftsman brand. any time people talk about bain these days, they think of romney, but he has nothing to do with this. >> i looked around for benghazi stuff on the cover of "new york times." >> and you're looking right at the bain story. >> that movie really did cause the whole libya thing. we apologized to libyans for the movie -- >> it was 100% wrong. went on "meet the press." >> they got something about rom ne's message about trade. they're going back and looking at bain's china. >> owns an auto manufacturing outfit in china. how he has a piece of it and they're trying to make a case out of it. >> wants more money. >> any more progress on the tax issue? >> i don't. on the issue of benghazi, though it's unrelated, i told you this earlier. i saw the movie "argo" last night. it's coming out i think later this week. >> i say the previews. >> and it was fantastic. and given what's going on in the middle east and what's going on in the world today, if you have an opportunity to see it, it is worth going for friday night dates. it's hardly a date movie. >> ben affleck
today that went down saturday night, they're not talking about president obama, governor romney, or even "saturday night live." they are talking about fox news host bill o'reilly and the daily show host john stewart. both men went at it and left no subject off the table during debate they billed as the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium at george washington university in d.c. >> fox news is sort of the lupus of news. they are -- they have seen something. it is there with a -- and fox news has gone overboard. >> well, hey -- [ applause ] >> fnc is making a billion dollars a year so something is -- >> you can't make money selling -- >> if you missed it last night, you can watch it on-line at the rumble >>> romney's foreign policy speech. afghanistan, israel, iran. which issue will romney focus on and which one gives him more ammunition against president obama? we'll take a look. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really
of sonya sote omier. mitt romney is using family. he talks about american values and bipartisanship. the chief marketing officer of cultural strategy, he sees obama and romney targeting specific groups in the latino community. romney chasing the more conservative cuban american vote, obama focusing on puerto rican and mexican american votes. he says to get these votes the message doesn't have to be delivered in spanish. >> we have to keep in mind that the latino community is not monolithic and they prefer to information in english. so, you have to reach latinos not only in language, but cultu culture. >> reporter: president obama has a commanding lead in latinos nationwide, but in battleground states like colorado, california and florida that mitt romney needs to win over and the fight is on. ed lavandera, cnn, san antonio, texas. >> we'll look at the impact of latino voters throughout the morning. next hour, the economy, not immigration is issue number one among latinos. how does that play into the campaign? we'll get some perspective from the press secretary. remember, be sure to
the deficit. you heard robert gibbs talk about big bird and the targeting of big bird by governor romney. coming out of that pbs cited poll showing it's the most trusted public institution and it only takes about 0.01% of the federal budget and not seeing big bird show up. was it a mistake to target him? >> george, it wasn't a targeting. it was a, you know, just pointing to one example. as you know, governor romney would move us toward a balanced budget with a 5% cut in nonsecurity discretionary spending and eliminate a number of perhaps and consolidate a number of others. i think with jim lehrer there from pbs, he made the point from a joking reference. look, you have to borrow money from china to pay for these programs, is it worth it? that's the test that should be applied if we impose it on future generations. big bird, i can tell you, as the father of three children grown now, but any father who's gone to a toy store knows that big bird is a pretty commercially successful entity and whether or not we should be subsidizing it, and you can cite, oh, it's not that big a percentage of t
of retiring. lou: as you talk about governor romney being reelected, great questions, particularly in the national media about what will he o, how quickly he can do something. there is no specificity to his program or plan for governance. if elected what makes you so confident that he is the better choice? is it his ideas or simply the experience of the obama policies? >> look. i have all large company, and i am looking for a co. i hav to applicants. i have governor romney that has years of experience in building businesses, making perils and i have president obama that has no business experience and who i going to hire to run a company? the answer is simple, romney. well, the country is like a big company. we need a ceo. do we want to attks on the west as i said, lots of experience in making payrolls, hiring people from building coanies to our do we want someone that has only political experience? the answer, i thin, is very simple. we want governor romney to be the next president. lou: davis sigell. thank you so much. we appreciate you being year. more on presidential politics th
.s. economy now is china's economy. i want to change tax a little bit and talk but mitt romney. he had an impressive delivery today on foreign policy. a big speech. here's what he had to say. >> the president is fond of saying that the tide of war is receding, and i want to believe him as much as anyone else. when we look at the middle east today with a run closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict and syria threatening to destabilize the region and with violent extremists on the march and with an american ambassador and three others dead, likely at the hands of terrorists. it is to the rest of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. gerri: does he have that right? >> i think he absolutely does. i have been waiting 25 years for the speech. romney david. he was channeling reagan, harkening back to the notion that america uses our economic power to influence events in the world. use our economic power as a weapon. shutting down their economy. using the american military, not to use it, but to have it there to prevent it have to be used for. ger
definitive, but we know most people thought that mitt romney won the debate. democrats are looking for biden to blunt that momentum. can he do that? >> of course, joe biden, again, knows how to communicate very, very well. i think when people talk about last week, expectations for president obama are always exceedingly high and it was relatively easy for mr. romney who had an 11th hour conversion. we recall that he is the etch-a-sketch guy that has transformed himself and quite frankly, we always have to wonder which mitt is going to show up. so if you just lay out lie after lie after lie about your own plan as well as what the president has been talking about, of course, you can look good. vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what has been going on. he is in touch with the american public, and i'm just hopeful mr. ryan will tell the truth. whether it's about medicare and that it's a voucher program, that mr. romney and mr. ryan, their health care plan will lead to many uninsured and put people back out. if they have preexisting conditions. >> let me just step back just a m
, and quite frankly, i don't think mr. romney is a very truthful person when it comes to talking about the economy and what he plans to do. he says, for example, that the ryan budget is a marvelous budget. it doesn't achieve balance for 30 years. it's not a fiscally responsible budget. it voucherizes medicare, and it privatizes social security, and it cuts medicaid and pell grants and so there are a lot of reasons why i think ohio is trending towards the president. >> let me -- >> i'm sure mike has a different opinion. >> i bet he does, which is why we'll go to him. i will -- you probably don't need much prompting, but i want to throw something into the mix here. these were our flash polls after the debate. cnn flash polls after the debate. the question was who would better handle the economy? romney, 55%. obama, 43%. then among debate watchers, who would better handle health care? romney, 52%. obama, 47%. the question is that's who won the debate. is it going to move anything in ohio where polls have shown advantage obama? >> candy, can i jump in here? >> yes, sir. it's your turn. >>
infected. >>> it's been one of the romney campaign's longest running talking points. 43 months of unemployment, over 8%, and the president to blame. >> 8% unemployment for over -- how many, 43 months? we still have unemployment over 8%. he told us to hold unemployment below 8%. >> unemployment above 8% month after month after month. >> but all that changed yesterday. the bureau of labor statistics reporting the unemployment rate falling to 7.8%. where does the romney campaign go from here? i'm joined by a republican spokesman. romney has said the president's policies right-hand turn working and the 8% was an indication of that. what's the response now? >> well, i think clearly the number of americans who are still looking for work, the people -- the work force participation rate is still far, far too high, so i don't think that 7.8% unemployment is something anybody, even the democrats, are cheering about. so i think that the president still clearly has a case to make for why another four years are going to be better under his leadership. >> the democrats would say, as they've
was talk about governor romney's mention of the 47% fundraiser, which never came up in the debate. >> we have all said that real change takes time. it certainly can't happen if you're willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> reporter: many argue that while the president lost on performance at the debate, he won on substance. but his gop opponent, campaigning in virginia, begs to differ. >> i get the chance to ask the president some questions, i think people across the country wanted to ask him these questions. i got a chance to ask why the middle class is so buried in this country, incomes have gone down. price of gasoline has doubled. >> reporter: either way, the president seems to come out with new intensity. and the campaign says they will use a different playbook for the next face to face encounter with governor romney. >> what could the president have done differently? well, of course we'll recalibrate against the mitt romney that showed up. >> governor romney calls his comments completely wrong. but the president wrapping up his remarks in ohio, took a shot s
a new strategy against governor romney. it is a vicious all out personal assaults on the governor. the president's campaign advisers and surrogates to do the talk shows and seemingly every news outlet they could reach to launch and hurl personal insults. fundamentally, new line of attack against romney is to simply call him a liar. here is just a sampling of the president's campaign staff and surrogates. >> are you saying that governor romney lied or was dishonest? >> yet come i think he was dishonest on absolutely. >> plenty of people have pointed out what a liar mitt romney is. if he was speaking last night, he was lying to we expected an aggressive debater to show up last night on the debate space with barack obama. we did not expect an aggressively dishonest debater to show up. >> many people are saying that what they saw was that governor romney -- it was the governor that they have known all along. the problem in the past as they had not seen that person and he finally emerged during the debate. >> so you're saying that he lied through his teeth in the republican primaries w
minutes for ryan to explain the romney/ryan plan. give all the time he can to ryan to talk about his plan. >> are you saying that vice president joe biden has a propensity for ver basty. >> ryan should talk more. >> should he bring a white board so ryan can do the math? >> i don't think the math adds up. give him a $2 calculator and let him play with it. >> biden has to defend the obama budget out 10, 20, 30 years where everything crashes and burns. he hasn't put a measure on the ballot. the democratic senate hasn't put out a budget and they haven't put out any reforms for entitlements. >> those guys don't want a white board. >> the good thing about obama is with him you get what you -- what he says. he's been very clear the whole time. he wants a balanced approach. he wants to cut here. he wants to raise taxes here. with the hat tricks from romney, you don't know what you're going to get. >> i think grover got into more and you did, van, more substance than we might see tonight. there's going to be all this substance and policy talk, but it's style. these debates are style. which is why
to talk about paul ryan's budget. the idea in general is to tie governor mitt romney -- sorry, tie governor romney to the ryan budget. and as one top democrat put it to me, the idea is to make the case that romney/ryan in electing that ticket means americans would be electing the intellectual leader of the house republicans, as one person put it, that paul ryan is the intellectual leader of the house republicans and he should not be able tonight to duck from any specifics. so, again, we will hear that word, specifics. and look for the vice president to try to get paul ryan to talk about budget details in this debate tonight, wolf. >> jessica, has the vice president done his tour of the actual debate hall yet? >> reporter: he has. he did that tour a little earlier today before 2:00 p.m. he sat in the chair. he looked at the monitor where you get your time cues. and i'm told all that went smoothly. he also before he boarded the plane today leaving from delaware he talked to reporters and he was asked what is his strategy. take a listen to what he said. >> i'm looking forward to it. n
few minutes you'll see one of campaign ads from the president or the gop opponent, mitt romney. they believe they can hang on our win these key battleground states, that's the road to victory. >> what did the president say about the debate? >> reporter: he talked about health care reform and the auto bailout and he turned his focus to mitt romney. one thing that's been coming up, big bird. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut spending, he said he'd go after public television. for all you moms and kids out there don't worry. somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo's made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: the president also poked fun at his own lackluster debate performance. he was talking about those performers that you listed at the top of your show. how they perform flawlesses night after night and that's not something he can say about himself. >> big bird is all over the place. the president has more events planned in california but al
something to talk about. >> why is mitt romney not making more hay with the problems of dodd-frank on the stump? >> i think in the debate -- did you see the debate? >> yeah, but it hasn't been as huge of a talk point as i would have expected. >> maybe they're watching. >> to see if it works? >> no see that kate kelly thinks that there -- there is no doubt that small banks are a part of the problem here. and small business is not being able to get loans right now. >> someone put to me yesterday, they're getting out their pitch forks and torches against what dodd-frank will do with them. >> there's more than five, that was the point made yesterday. >> more than five banks who became systemically important and beneficiaries of all this. >> so you're a little monster, are you going to talk in chairs about -- >> you want me to talk about -- >> to spell gaga, you have to first spell gag. that's a tease. >> we'll talk a little lady gaga after the break. >>> still to come, guest host ken langone will cover the economy, candidates, education. and then this morning we'll invite you to
in this week's debate, more and more folks are starting to like mitt romney. details on the new forum next. ally bank. why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ gerri: well, the obama campaign today pulling out all the stops as they head back and mitt romney following the president's disastrous showing at the denver debate this week. the new messages this to mitt romney is a liar. but will voters by it? joining me now populous a prize-winning columnist for the new york post and fox is contributor michael goodwin. great to see you, as always. i want to start, though -- will get to the lying in a minute, but mitt was apologizing last night about the off -- the 47% comment. here is what he said. >> in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands beaches and question-answer sessions, now and then you ar
person, he will attack him on his plan and i think what ryan needs to do is talk about the romney/ryan plan in terms that people can understand, as both practical and empathetic, but i also think ryan can and should attack biden and say where were you in trying to propose some solution to the fiscal cliff? why didn't we go forward with a plan to reduce the deficit. these guys have been in charge for four years and they don't have a lot to show for it. >> steven, that sounds like an invitation to get lost in the weeds to become the policy wonk that we know both of these two gentlemen are, and let's be honest this is about trying to convince a married woman somewhere in ohio to go republican or democrat versus the other way. how is that going to play? how are details going to play at all tonight? >> i think it's important to have details, just as we saw in the last debate. i think while you could easily get lost in the weeds, i think people came away with an impression as to what each side stood for. i would just say with respect to carly's comments it's not true that obama and bide
, a fantastic segue, my friend. well done. we'll stay there in portsmouth ohio as governor romney makes his way to the podium. pete, if you can stand by as well. once we're done listening to the governor, we want to bring you back in and talk do you as well. we should note here this is the fourth skek tirch day that mitt romney has been in ohio. in case you haven't heard it's a key swing state for 18 electoral states. then he's going to travel to lebanon. the strategy by mitt romney, crystal clear. they want it and they want it bad. let's take a listen. mitt romney in portsmouth. [ chanting ] >> romney! romney! romney! >> thank you. what a beautiful day. what a wonderful opportunity to be here. thank you for that great welcome. thank you, senator, portman, i'm delighted as well we're going to see a new congressman? where is he? right over here. thank you, doctor. where'd he go. we're going get you elected. appreciate the chance to be with you today and to spend some time and talk about the course ahead for our great nation. we face some extraordinary challenges as you know. and you've gathered
the debate? >> reporter: first of all the president started off by talking about foreign policy and winding down or ending the war in iraq, and winding down the war in afghanistan and the auto bailout, and he turned his focus to romney of course, and one thing that has been coming up on the road since the debate, big bird. >> when asked what to do to cut spending, he said he would go after television. don't worry, somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo's made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: the president also poked fun at his own lack luster debate performance, and he was talking about all the list of performers, how they perform flawlessly night after night and he says that's not something he can say about himself. >> the president has more events planned in california, but all are fundraisers, right? >> reporter: the majority -- he does have one unveiling a national monument in northern california and he will do that tomorrow. but the bulk of
the medicare issue around his neck i think the republicans roll out what mitt romney did, paul ryan as a good reputation and he is not gaff pro like joe biden. that is the contrast for tonight. gerri: let's talk about the presidential election for a second. the contenders, mitt romney and obama. romney is getting a bum from his performance in the debate. when you look at the swing states, seems to be doing a little better. is this sustainable and does it put more pressure on ryan to have a really good night? >> it is not sustainable. i have a specific reason for that. when you look at this data when you see is the romney campaign was a great performance by romney and a bad one by the president. that shows up and there has been movement. the bulk of a movement has been with women. if you look at the polls, women are in a dead heat between romney and obama. the only republican or the last republican to win against the democrat was george herbert walker bush in 1988. i don't think that will happen. what will happen is you will start to see women shifting back not as far as they were prior to the
governor romney a liar and a cheater and blame jim lehrer for not -- obama talked four minutes more but that we're going to hear tonight. he's a liar and cheater, that's really a pathetic answer to what happened in that debate. and if he was a liar the president should have called him out on it. why didn't president challenge him? >> somebody want to talk? >> the most important -- >> governor rendell, i'd like to hear governor rendell's response to that first, i'm sorry. >> i don't believe you call people a liar, et cetera. look there's no question -- >> axelrod. >> -- governor romney changed his position in that debate radically. first of all he said he would sign the ryan budget which has a 20% tax cut across the board for everybody including the richest americans. number two he never explained and the president didn't call him on it how he'll account for that almost $5 trillion cut, plus the $2 trillion in military spending that they advocate which the defense department and the generals haven't even asked for. there's been no explanation of that and that's a pretty important iss
romney's plan to win the white house and later more on the future changes at jpmorgan, we'll talk earnings and find out if the stock is a buy. "squawk" is back right after this. >>> it is the vice presidential debate tonight. i don't have to read it again. you know who's there and who is going to square off tonight. here is a preview of what we can expect out of the gop vp. lot of alphabet soup. reince priebus is the chairman of the republican national committee and mr. chairman it's good to see you this morning, trying to figure out where to score -- i've seen you around a lot and you know, we love hearing your side of things and then i see debbie wasserman schultz around and we hear that, and sometimes we get buried in talking points and i wonder if there's a law of diminishing returns but we're going to go here anyway and i'll start with what roger altman just said was that mr. biden needs to point out that 99% of the romney positions changed at the time of the first debate. now is that accurate in your view? >> no. listen, i don't know where this stuff's coming from. i've been
advantage over president barack obama in both states. in florida, romney is at 49%, obama at 46. and romney's advantage in new hampshire is four points, 50-46%. ohio is one of the key swing states for both romney and obama. both have spent a whole lot of time there talking with voters. here's cnn's political editor paul steinhauser. >> good morning, randi. it's all about the buckeye state today. >> we need your help. we've got to win ohio. you've got to get your friends to help us win ohio. >> reporter: that's why mitt romney is spending his second straight day in ohio, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. mr. obama won the state four years ago. now ohio is one of the states romney really needs to turn red again in order to make it to the white house. the republican presidential nominee holds two rallies in the state today and his running mate paul ryan also campaigns separately in the buckeye state. president obama was in ohio a few days ago. next week, bruce springsteen will team up with former president clinton to stump for obama in ohio. the race for the state is very close right
of romney and obama, the issues they are tackling. well, how about what really makes them tick? i talked to a "reader's digest" reporter who talked with them about everything from what is at the siener it of their universe, what keeps them going. what are their favorite words and how telling are these favorite words of all the words in the vocabulary. >> that's a unique interview. >> it is fascinating. she'll join us about what we'll learn as she unveils the real obama, the real mitt romney. and then lance armstrong, a lot of folks said they saw this coming. others are very disappointed to hear about new evidence that is being revealed in an anti-doping agency's report. you've got former teammates who are saying we've been telling you all along, now a masseuse is even saying -- or at least revealing what she witnessed about his doping or his performance enhancement. we're going to talk to john mann, a big cyclist, talk to him about what next, as it pertains to his olympic medals and his seven tour de france titles. what happens to those if indeed the u.s. anti-doping agency, ioc, various
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